There's a cookout, music, games for kids, a moon bounce, and more, plus the Dunes at 14th and Meridian is hosting a lounge for adults with free food and an open bar! There's even going to be some cool balloon mapping.
Here's more from the block party's Facebook page, which also has a lot more details and how you can get involved -- if you'd like to help organize it, if you're a band that would like to play, or if you'd like to join the cookout with some food.
Bringing community together! Breaking bread and dancing beats! Please come out to our Summer Block Party taking place Saturday, August 4th from 12 - 5pm.
This block's very own DJ and several local bands will keep us dancing on the street while our neighbors and local businesses will share their favorite summer food! GAMES include moon
bounce, face painting, sidewalk chalking, water balloon games, and board games for kids of all
ages! Also, the Dunes will host the GROWN FOLKS LOUNGE with free food and an open bar starting at 12pm (noon).
Interested in GETTING INVOLVED?
1) Please tell your friends, family members, and neighbors about this party! All are welcome to attend this free event!
2) Are you a past or current resident of this block and would like to share your favorite memories with us? Please send photos and/or video clips to evan_papp(at)yahoo.com. A slideshow will be exhibited at the Dunes.
3) Are you a DC-based musician and would like to perform? Please contact Evan before he finalizes the program!
4) Do you love to cook, bake, or grill? Please bring out your favorite dishes to share with the neighborhood. To participate in the organized Meridian PL NW Porch Cook Out, please contact Vickey at vawsesq(at)yahoo.com.
5) Would you like to put on a workshop or table at this event? Please contact Vickey as well. Note that vendors are not allowed.
LOCATION: 1400-1435 Meridian PL NW. We are four blocks north of the Columbia Heights metro station and next to the Getaway Bar and the Dunes. Please look for a large yellow weather balloon on the corner of 14th Street and Meridian PL NW!
A big THANKS to the Meridian PL NW Summer Block Party Planning Committee and our community sponsors: The Dunes, The Getaway, Le Caprice DC Cafe Bakery, DC Fish Carryout, and Taqueria Distrito Federal. Would you like to make a donation or volunteer as an individual or business? Please contact Thu at Thu206(at)gmail.com.